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River Alder vs Slough Grass

Alnus incana

Beckmannia syzigachne

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River Alder
Slough Grass

River Alder is a large shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed, spreading habit. It is an excellent tree to plant if you want to stabilize the soil near rivers and creeks.

Unlike the other alder varieties, River Alder is attractive enough to be included in riverside plantings by municipal and provincial park organizations.

Slough Grass is a hardy grass that will happily grow in any wet soil. It is usually found near water and is common haymaking material or forage.

Slough Grass is also useful for erosion control and land reclamation.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

SLOUGH GRASS QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: yellowish, green
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: sloughgrass, western slough grass